CHOOSING AND DETERMINING LOADING TYPES FOR FIXED-FILM REACTORS.

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Abstract

Basics of biofilm kinetics were used to delineate regions of influent concentration and detention time which represent low, intermediate, and high loads. High loads are characterized mainly by a deep biofilm, while low loads are characterized by a shallow biofilm. The effects of process loading and microbial attachment on the reactor performance are studied with the help of mathematical analysis. Within the low load region, fluidized-bed reactors have a significant advantage for attaining low effluent concentrations. In the high load region, effluent concentrations become similar for all process types, as substrate flux is independent of biofilm thickness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
Place of PublicationWashington, DC, USA
PublisherUS Army Corps of Engineers
Pages565-577
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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    Rittmann, B. (1984). CHOOSING AND DETERMINING LOADING TYPES FOR FIXED-FILM REACTORS. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 565-577). US Army Corps of Engineers.